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Old 09-01-2006, 10:47 AM   #1
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Substitution for Sesame Paste?

Is there a substitution for Tehini or Sesame Paste? I've never used it and have a recipe calling for it. Will a touch of sesame oil be acceptable?


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Old 09-01-2006, 10:49 AM   #2
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depends whats the recipe?
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Old 09-01-2006, 10:51 AM   #3
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It's a recipe from my food coop called BABA GHANNOUJ. I reads like eggplant dip to use with bread or pita chips. They gave us several eggplants this week and I don't know what to do with all of them.
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It can be made at home, if you have some sesame oil and ample supply of sesame seeds.
Here is an example of a recipe. I haven't tried it but seems pretty simple, I would like to, as the ready made ones are rather expensive.
personally, I would dry toast the sesame seeds before blending, to give the aroma a lift.
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Old 09-01-2006, 10:55 AM   #5
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Thanks! I have a lot of sesame seeds in the freezer to use in my salads.
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Old 09-01-2006, 11:03 AM   #6
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Sherin, my hummus recipe calls for tahine paste but I just grind up dry toasted sesame seeds and add a touch of sesame oil.
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Old 09-01-2006, 11:04 AM   #7
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I have often made hummus without it--just some sesame oil.
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Old 09-01-2006, 11:04 AM   #8
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There isn't a sub for tahini in baba. Without it it will taste entirely wrong, IMO. Sesame oil won;t do it.

You can buy it in the store, but you may have to buy more than you can use.

Eggplant caponata may be an option if you can't get tahini.
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Old 09-01-2006, 11:06 AM   #9
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There isn't a sub for tahini in baba. Without it it will taste entirely wrong, IMO. Sesame oil won;t do it.
Will the homemade link for tahini in the above post be ok?
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Old 09-01-2006, 11:24 AM   #10
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sesame paste

Please would u say what u are cooking, and then i think i could help u better.
The thing with the closest taste and texture to tahina i know would be peanut butter.
But if u are making a dip or something like that, maybe sesame oil or even yougurt would be a good substitute.
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